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Patterson, Alexander McMurray

MM 13176 Australian Medical Corp. 12th Field Ambulance.

Born at Kirkudlrighe, Scotland, Presbyterian. Enlisted 22 February 1916 age 26, Minister of Religion. Nok father, Andrew Patterson, Dumfries Scotland. At the time of enlistment he was residing at c/- Maynard, Saladin St, Osborne, later Swanbourne. Embarked at Fremantle 14 March 1916 per A63 Karoola. Served in England and France. RTA Mahana September 1919. Service medals: BWM and VM. Awarded the Military Medal see AIF list No 359/6 of 19 July 1918, and 4th Supplement No. 30797, London Gazette, 16 July 1918. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 185, 27 November 1918. Citation: ‘On 5/4/18 South-East of Millencourt, L/Corp Patterson displayed great courage by his consistent devotion to duty under heavy shell fire when carrying wounded from the R.A.P. about three-quarters of a mile South-East of Millencourt to the Field Ambulance Post at Millencourt, West of Albert. His superior judgement in taking the shorter, though more exposed route if his patient demanded it, assisted materially in speedy evacuation. Throughout the whole of the fighting from 5 to 7 April 1918 he set a splendid example to his comrades.’ Signed Colonel A.H. Moseley, A.D.M.S. 4th Australian Division.